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INTERNAL DATE Of Received Messages Shows The Year 1970, But Then Changes To The Present Date (Doc ID 2204553.1)

Last updated on MAY 04, 2021

Applies to:

Oracle Communications Messaging Server - Version 7.0.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


A user is using the Active!mail mail client.

The user received an email from an outside user which showed an INTERNALDATE string of "Thu, 01 Jan 1970 09:00:00 +0900".  So, when this message appeared in the user's inbox, it looked as if the message originated in 1970.

After a few minutes (of not doing anything with the message or in the inbox itself), the date changed to the correct / present date.

Why did the initial date of the email show as "Thu, 01 Jan 1970 09:00:00 +0900", but then switched to the correct date?


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